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Dr. Martin Kast recipient of the 2014 USC Mellon Mentoring Award for Graduate Student Mentoring

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  Dr. Martin Kast recipient of the 2014 USC Mellon Mentoring Award for Graduate Student Mentoring The USC Mellon Mentoring Award honors individual faculty for helping build a supportive academic environment at USC through faculty-to-student interactions.

Dr. Kast’s lab & GMCB students won the Audience award & the Special Animation prize for film “Vaccine Voyage”

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The Kast lab entered the USC Science Film Competition where teams enter a short film, in any genre or style, that explains and illustrates a scientific concept, principle, or issue, for a wide non-expert audience. Their film “Vaccine Voyage: A … Continue reading

GMCB Students to Attend ASM Writing & Publishing Institute

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Biomedical science PhD students from USC’s Keck School of Medicine have earned spots in the American Society of Microbiology’s ‘Scientific Writing & Publishing Institute’. The students captured 5 of the 24 available placements in this prestigious competition. In March 2014, … Continue reading

Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Awards granted for pioneering ideas in cancer research

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $2.25M to five innovative young scientists New York, NY (January 23, 2012) – The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, announced that five scientists with novel approaches to fighting cancer have been named 2012 recipients … Continue reading

USC Research Finds Clues to Genetic Instructions

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The USC Epigenome Center at the Keck School of Medicine of USC has made a breakthrough in cancer research that is expected to have a long-term impact on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The study appeared in the online … Continue reading

Two Molecules Kill Lymphoma Cells in Mice

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USC researchers have identified two molecules that may be more effective cancer killers than currently available on the market. The peptides, molecules derived from a cancer-causing virus, target an enzyme in cancerous cells that regulates a widely researched tumor suppressor … Continue reading

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Grant funding at Keck School increases 43 percent over four years!

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Despite a stiff competitive environment for external funding and a slow-to-recover national economy, the amount of Keck School of Medicine research grant funding has greatly increased in recent years.